September 22, 1947
Superior Judge Charles S. Burnell was all ears today when Edward G. Lamel, next door neighbor of pedigreed Irish Setters Pat and Gunner and their late master Carleton R. Bainbridge, took the witness stand on behalf of Bainbridge's brother Sherman to testify about the dogs' taste in motion pictures. Lamel, an engineer for the county, stated that Bainbridge often remarked on his pets' preferences. The dogs were big animation fans, and enjoyed Mickey Mouse cartoons and Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Wycoff Westover, counsel for the doggys' executor, Charles Connelley, stipulated with Sherman Bainbridge's attorney that while the dogs do talk, they do not speak English. At issue is $30,000 which has been left to the dogs, disinheriting Bainbridge's human relatives.
Suggested viewing: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney Special Platinum Edition)